What is a physical?
Your annual physical can be performed at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA with our board-certified physician in pulmonary, internal, sleep, and geriatric medicine, Dr. Abraham "Avi" Ishaaya. We offer fast, affordable physicals performed in private exam rooms (with a parent of a minor present). When you have medical tests, our laboratory has a quick turnaround on results.
Undergoing these tests before you have noticeable symptoms can determine if you’re at risk of developing a chronic disease. In one visit, you will get a clear picture of the state of your health and will be on your way to better and healthier living. When you or your child needs an annual physical, you can contact Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA to assess your health concerns before they progress into health issues.
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What diagnostic testing do we offer during a physical?
Dr. Avi offers numerous wellness and preventive services that include diagnostic tools and overall health checks. These services include:
- Allergy skin testing and immunotherapy treatments
- Body composition and fat analysis
- Cardiometabolic testing
- Hormone levels and thyroid testing
- Laboratory (blood and urine) testing with same- or next-day results
- Micronutrient testing
- Telomere length testing
Cardiac function and vascular testing
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Echocardiography (Echo)
- Exercise stress testing
- Home Holter cardiac monitoring
- Venous, arterial, thyroid, carotid, and abdominal ultrasounds
Pulmonary function testing
- Nitric oxide testing to assess airway inflammation
- Methacholine Challenge to confirm the diagnosis of asthma
- Oxygen walk studies
- Sleep studies disorder evaluations
- Sleep apnea device diagnostics
What to expect during an annual physical
Your medical examination at Dr. Avi Ishaaya will be performed in a private treatment room. You will be asked questions about your health, examined, and tested (via blood and urine) for common illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and other disorders. If we feel that you have symptoms that should be seen by another provider, we will make recommendations at the annual physical appointment.
Will I need another appointment after my annual physical?
Should you need to follow-up your annual physical with treatment planning or additional visits to see Dr. Ishaaya, we will schedule you an additional appointment as needed. We can also make referrals for other specialties if needed. We can formulate your treatment plan based on your needs and manage your care for acute or chronic health issues.
Annual Physicals FAQ
What are some helpful questions to ask during an annual physical?
To get an in-depth view of your overall health, you may want to ask several questions. These can include: do I need certain immunizations, are my current medications still good, how can I maintain a healthy lifestyle for the future, or is this normal? All of these will help you feel more confident in your health. Please feel free to let us know if you have additional questions or concerns.
What should I do before my annual physical?
Before your physical, we recommend a few things to help you feel prepared. These usually include bringing any medical history documents with you and a current list of medications. Additionally, please answer any questions about your family medical history. In some cases, if we plan on performing a blood panel, you may need to fast before your appointment.
Will insurance cover my annual physical?
Because annual physicals are preventive exams, patients often receive a free visit with their insurance. However, we will confirm this with your plan before coming in for your appointment. If you do not have insurance, we can go over your options.
Schedule Your Annual Exam
Let's prevent illnesses or catch symptoms as soon as possible with an annual physical exam at Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers in Los Angeles, CA. Your health is important to us. Your preventive care appointments can improve your overall health by being proactive in diagnosing disorders or disease before it progresses. Contact our office to speak with one of our friendly patient care coordinators to schedule your appointment today.
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